New SA notes series awareness

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THE Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ), in partnership with the South African Reserve Bank (SARB), will on Saturday launch a joint awareness campaign for the new banknotes bearing former president Nelson Mandela’s portrait.

Report by Silas Nkala

The campaign will be launched in Bulawayo to prevent circumstances where unsuspecting people get counterfeit notes.

An official in the RBZ’s media and public relations department, Alson Mfiri, said officials from both the SARB and RBZ would initially hold a meeting where journalists will be addressed over the new South African banknotes.

“At around 11am, there will be a road show at the Sekusile Taxi Rank in Nkulumane which is meant to familiarise the public with the security features of the new SA banknotes,” he said.

South Africa recently introduced new banksnotes with Mandela’s portrait in honour of his lifetime determination to liberate South Africa from apartheid.

The introduction of the new notes comes at a time when Zimbabwe is currently flooded with  fake banknotes following the introduction of a multi-currency system in 2009.

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